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Water Heater Leaking from Vent
« on: May 23, 2012, 10:04:05 AM »
I've got a water heater that's leaking condensation from the vent.  It vents into a brick chimney that I assume is lined.  I tried to climb the roof to check the chimney but it was too slippery.  There is a furnace next to it but they do not share a vent.  I work on a lot of water heaters but don't do any vent work.  Is there a fix? 




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Re: Water Heater Leaking from Vent
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 07:09:34 PM »
Vent has to be blocked or restricted somewhere.

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Re: Water Heater Leaking from Vent
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 09:25:28 PM »
Bird nest ?

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Re: Water Heater Leaking from Vent
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 10:24:17 PM »
Crap!  Just what I didn't want to hear.  It's about a 6/12 pitch roof with slimy cedar shakes.  I could probably easily back out of this job if I want to. I already took care of his dishwasher and I told him the vent was a little out of my expertise.

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Re: Water Heater Leaking from Vent
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 06:31:20 AM »
Probably bird nest in the chimney.
Take a Kid fishing.

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Re: Water Heater Leaking from Vent
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2012, 01:25:34 PM »
I'm going back tomorrow. I have an electric leaf blower I used to use for blowing out dryer vents.  I'll try blowing it out. It hasn't rained for a couple of days so maybe the roof is not so slippery now.  Thanks for the help.

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Re: Water Heater Leaking from Vent
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2012, 01:30:13 PM »
The B-vent will terminate were it enters the chimney block.
Disconnect the vent from the heater and chimney and blow from the basement.
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Re: Water Heater Leaking from Vent
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 06:51:34 PM »
Did you end up finding the problem?
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Re: Water Heater Leaking from Vent
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2012, 08:27:50 PM »
He got impatient and called another company.  It turns out they just wanted to sell him another water heater.  It's only 6 years old.  I'm scheduled to go back tomorrow afternoon.  I'll let you know what I find.

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Re: Water Heater Leaking from Vent
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012, 08:40:14 PM »
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